25 February

Extending machine tool lifeMany automotive and aerospace firms are under significant pressures to cut costs, but improve the efficiency of their processes. Yet the rigorous nature of manufacturing takes its toll on the machine tools used, which may require purchasing of new equipment.

The difficulty here is that machine tools aren’t cheap. For example, a 12mm PCD cutter can cost anywhere between £300-£500. CNC machines can cost thousands of pounds. So it may be a case of trying to find ways to extend tool life to avoid having to spend on new machines.

That’s why we’ve come up with 3 ways to help you extend the life of your machine tools. This includes coating tools with cutting fluid, optimising cutting entry and upgrading software.  …

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